17.8 Oscars

Oscars are a special fish. As anyone who has kept Oscars can tell you, they are a very intelligent fish with distinct “personalities”. The author had one Oscar that would kill anything put in his tank, literally. He killed a Jack Dempsey that was bigger than he was. A Siamese cat accidently fell into this … Read more

Oscar (fish)

Oscar (fish) Oscar fish Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Cichliformes Family: Cichlidae Genus: Astronotus Species: A. ocellatus Binomial name Astronotus ocellatus (Agassiz, 1831) The oscar (Astronotus ocellatus) is a species of fish from the cichlid family known under a variety of common names, including tiger oscar, velvet cichlid, and marble cichlid.[1] … Read more

Oscar: Fish Species Profile

The common Oscar fish is recognizable thanks to its signature black-and-orange stripes. This species is part of the Cichlidae family and also includes mutations with vibrant colors like yellow and blue, mostly black, and even all-white (albino). What is an Oscar Fish? Also known as the Tiger Oscar, Marble Cichlid, or Velvet Cichlid, Oscar fish … Read more